EL DORADO HILLS, USA: The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) announced that Plurality has joined the EEMBC consortium's Consumer Workgroup.
Plurality develops intellectual property, semiconductors and acceleration boards utilizing the company's manycore processors. These manycore processors will be able to take advantage of the EEMBC Consumer benchmarks, especially those associated with the consortium's MultiBench suite targeting parallelism for multicore architectures.
EEMBC's Consumer working group develops benchmarks for several tasks.
These include benchmarks for approximating the performance of processors in digital still cameras, printers, and other embedded systems that handle digital imaging tasks; and approximating the performance of processor subsystems in multimedia tasks such as image, video, and audio file compression and decompression, including benchmarks focusing on encryption and decryption algorithms commonly used in digital rights management (DRM) and eCommerce applications.
The Consumer working group is also working on providing a standardized, industry-accepted method of evaluating Web browser performance.
"Participation in EEMBC's Consumer work group allows us to influence and track the progress of important industry benchmarks that utilize multicore and manycore processing," said Peleg Aviely, Vice President of Engineering at Plurality. "This helps Plurality optimize our products for customers who work in the market segments addressed by this work group."
"Plurality has already demonstrated some very interesting results using EEMBC's ConsumerBench, which is not even a multicore-specific benchmark," said EEMBC President Markus Levy. "The use of MultiBench will allow them to take full advantage of their manycore architecture that includes the company's unique hardware-based synchronizer/scheduler."